General Resources

Helpful Resources:

Athens County Telelog 
The Athens County Telelog is a resource guide to area services, information and resources that can assist with the reentry process.  From hotlines to housing, legal consults and more, the Athens County Telelog is a great informational resource.  

Athens County Reentry Program 
The program provides guidance and assistance for returning citizens who are preparing to leave the prison system, as well as those who have been out of incarceration for any length of time

Guide to Requesting Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications Under the Fair Housing Act

What is a reasonable accommodation or reasonable modification?
Under the Fair Housing Act, a reasonable accommodation is a change or exception to any rule, policy, procedure or service needed in order for a person with a disability to be able to have equal access to and full enjoyment of their home, such as allowing an assistance animal where there is a “no pet” policy, or allowing a live-in caregiver when a housing policy states “no over-night guests”. A reasonable modification is a structural change made to existing premises, occupied or to be occupied by a person with a disability, in order to afford them full enjoyment of the premises, such as the installation of a ramp, grab bar or handrail. Reasonable accommodations and modifications enable independent living and equal access to housing for people with disabilities.
If you feel you need a reasonable accommodation or modification to your home or apartment based on a disability, there is a process you will need to go through to work with your housing provider. These requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Kairos Prison Ministry International

Kairos Prison Ministry International is a Christian faith based ministry that addresses the spiritual needs of incarcerated men, women, youth, and their families. By sharing the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ, Kairos hopes to change hearts, transform lives and impact the world.

National Association of Counties 
Free prescription discount card from the National Association of Counties.  No enrollment form, no membership fee,  one card, immediate use.  

Ohio Ex-Offender Reentry Coalition

The mission of the Ohio Ex-Offender Reentry Coalition is to ensure successful offender reentry, reduce recidivism and enhance public safety.  The coalition will achieve these goals through collaborative partnerships with government entities, faith and community-based organizations and other stakeholders.   

Reentry Resource Manual

This resource manual, created by the Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation and Correction, is intended to assist reentry service providers with accessing information about services available across Ohio for people returning home from a period of incarceration. 

Reentry Resource Guide

Working with the task force, United Appeal of Athens County 211 created a four-page compilation of services available to people leaving prison and rejoining their community. The guide includes links to transportation services, food pantries, support services and education resources. 

United Appeal of Athens County 211

United Appeal for Athens County 211 is a local non-profit organization that provides Athens County 211 Information & Referral Services for free.  A variety of resources guides are available on their webpage.  
United Appeal of Athens County also raises funds and awareness for local organizations that help people meet their basic needs.